Schalk Bezuidenhout: "The one thing I’m the proudest of is 'Kanarie'"
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Schalk Bezuidenhout: "The one thing I’m the proudest of is 'Kanarie'"

SA musical war drama, 'Kanarie', reaches R1-million at the box office!

Schalk Bezuidenhoud talks about local film, Kanarie
Schalk Bezuidenhoud talks about local film, Kanarie/Breakfast with Martin Bester

'Kanarie' (Afrikaans for Canary) is a coming-of-age musical war drama, set in South Africa in the 80s, about a young boy who discovers how through hardship, camaraderie, first love, and the liberating freedom of music, the true self can be discovered. 

That young boy is played by comedian and actor Schalk Bezuidenhout. After he gets called up by the military and auditions for the Canaries (the South African Defence Force Church Choir and Concert Group), he believes the choir will be his ticket out of fighting the war.

Schalk Bezuidenhout says there's very little that is fiction in the movie. 

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'Kanarie' stars Schalk Bezuidenhout, Hannes Otto, Germandt Geldenhuys, Gerard Rudolf, Jacques Bessenger, Ludwig Binge, Francois Jacobs, De Klerk Oelofse, David Viviers, and Andrico Goosen.

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If you haven't watched the movie yet - make sure you get to your local cinema ASAP.

Schalk recently moved to Johannesburg and joked with Martin Bester about how small his apartment in Cape Town was. It was really, really small!

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